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Free SF Chamber Orchestra & SF Opera Concert | Berkeley

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
First Congregational Church (Berkeley) | 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

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Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Founded in 1953, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra has remained an active voice in the Bay Area music community, presenting free concerts with an ensemble of the region’s top professional musicians.

The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host for a 90-minute, no intermission podcast. Think of it as a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and From the Top with games, prizes, Ben’s famous trivia quiz, and of course, great music.

Featuring a host of SFCO All-Stars, this engaging program will feature variations on familiar themes by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and more. With special guest Anthony Lane, luthier.

Free admission. Members entry one hour before. General audience entry 15 minutes before. Recommended for middle school-age and up.

Mozart 12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265

  • Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, op. 76 no.3 (“Emperor”)

  • Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra string quartet
  • Second movement, Poco adagio; cantabile

Schubert Die Forelle (“The Trout”)

  • Ann Moss, soprano
  • Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)

  • Fourth movement: Tema con variazione (Andantino)

Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Berkeley | Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

The SF Chamber Orchestra season closes with a program of musical stories, spoken and sung, featuring four rising opera stars from the San Francisco Opera Center’s famed Adler Fellows program.

  • Barber’s brilliant Hand of Bridge—with libretto by composer Gian Carlo Menotti—is a nine-minute production featuring two married couples playing a hand of bridge and singing about troubles that lie just beneath the surface.
  • Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne was written at the tender age of twelve, and it is an equally brilliant, one-act comic masterpiece that displays Mozart’s precocity in a series of charming scenes and songs.
  • Composer in Residence Gabriela Lena Frank, in collaboration with Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz have crafted an Andean folktale about the creation of the world and spun it into an exciting new work for narrator and chamber orchestra.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Address: 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA